Two superstars of the classical music world join the Auckland Philharmonia Orchestra.

Viktoria Mullova, Vladimir Ashkenazy

Viktoria Mullova, Vladimir Ashkenazy Photo: supplied

One of the brightest of all violin superstars, Viktoria Mullova performs the Violin Concerto by Sibelius.

She has a long history with this concerto. It helped set her on the road to an international career when she won the Sibelius Violin Competition in Helsinki playing it in 1980.

Vladimir Ashkenazy returns to Auckland following a sold-out concert with the orchestra in 2016.

Programme

TCHAIKOVSKY: Romeo & Juliet, Fantasy Overture
SIBELIUS: Violin Concerto in D minor Op 47
encore – BACH: Adagio, from Sonata No 1 in G minor for solo violin
DVOŘÁK: Symphony No 7 in D minor Op 70

Recorded by RNZ in Auckland Town Hall, 12 September 2019
Producer: Tim Dodd, Sound engineer: Rangi Powick